An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Medical Examiners
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §3023, first ¶, as amended by PL 2013, c. 113, §1, is further amended to read:
The Chief Medical Examiner shall appoint medical examiners, who have statewide jurisdiction and serve at the pleasure of the Chief Medical Examiner, subject to the Chief Medical Examiner's control and the rules adopted by the Chief Medical Examiner. Medical examiners are appointed for a term of no more than 5 years, and such terms may be renewed indefinitely. The medical examiners must be learned in the science of medicine and anatomy, licensed as physicians in this State and residents of this State. Each medical examiner before entering upon the duties of the office and before each period of renewal must be duly sworn to the faithful performance of the medical examiner's duty.
This bill establishes terms of appointment of no more than 5 years for medical examiners and provides for those terms to be renewed indefinitely, in order to allow the Chief Medical Examiner to review the activity status of the medical examiners and ensure that their qualifications are updated to meet any new guidelines and office policies.